Rooster has one eye closed almost shut and sleeping in nesting box

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chrisy3, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. chrisy3

    chrisy3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading all the posts to see if I can figure this out, Im thinking maybe CRD? or he got poked by something, perhaps dirt in his eye is what I take from posts of others.
    I did take in 5 new younger hens 30 days ago, one had sniffles and sneezing, could he have contracted something from them but just in his eye? I just order some antibiotics online from Ozbo, Tylan and Sulfadimethxin I hope I get them soon as I plan to treat my whole flock just in case. Am I off here or on the right track? Any advice is much appreciated
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it's possible they all have one of the respiratory illnesses, and his primary symptom happens to be in the eye.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. chrisy3

    chrisy3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the link. When I went out to the coop this morning I noticed one of my girls was beat up, had lost several feathers and just looked as if she had been in a fight. I am starting to think there was a fight and my boy intervened and got hurt. I am now doing warm compresses and putting neosporyn around his eye lid. I fed him freeze dried meal worms and I put out a bowl of yogurt before I left for work and it was consumed by time I got home.
    Thanks...I will keep trying
     

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